Showing posts with label laura s. jeffrey. Show all posts
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October 25, 2013

Looking for a title containing several inventors in one book?

Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century, now available from Enslow Publishers, will help your middle school student find the scientist he or she needs to write that report or create that project. Part of the Inspiring Collective Biographies series, this 112 page book contains biographies of ten American inventors.

Written by Laura S. Jeffrey, these inventors created everything from the microcchip to the Super Soaker! Learn about Gertrude Belle Elion, Philo Farnsworth, Charles Ginsburg, Gordon Gould, Lonnie Johnson, Beatrice Kenner, Jack Kilby, Stephanie Kwolek, William Lear,  and Robert Shurney.

This title (and the rest of the titles in this series) are available in library, paperback, and eBook versions, and are available from your preferred vendor, your local independent bookstore,, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. They will soon be correlated to the Common Core Standards, as well.

August 26, 2013

Women's Equality Day

For Women's Equality Day, let's discuss an inventor who contributed to the world of medicine and cancer medication.

Because of the shortage of male chemists during World War II, female chemists were hired in laboratories.
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One of these scientists was Gertrude Belle Elion, who worked alongside George Hitchings, to create drugs to fight diseases such as herpes, leukemia, and malaria. Their research led to the discovery of AZT, which was the first drug used in AIDS patients.

Gertrude Elion shared a Nobel Prize with George Hitchings in 1988, and was the first woman inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Having developed a drug that slowed the development of leukemia cells, she conducted more experiments, and then changed the drug so that it would allow pediatric leukemia patients to live longer than they would have without the medication. This medication became the standard treatment for childhood leukemia in the 1950s and is still used today, along with other medications.

Gertrude Elion is one of ten inventors included in the Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century. Part of the Inspiring Collective Biographies series, this title includes William Lear, Philo Farnsworth, Beatrice Kenner, Gordon Gould, Charles Ginsburg, Robert Shurney, Jack Kilby, Stephanie Kwolek, and Lonnie Johnson.

This title, as well as the others in the series, are available from your preferred vendor,, your independent bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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May 07, 2013

Enslow Pet Care Books To Celebrate National Pet Week

The week of May 5th is National Pet Care Week. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the week is intended to "promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine."

Throughout its three-plus decades of K-12 nonfiction publishing, Enslow has embraced the notion of increasing young readers' knowledge of pet care and respect for animals. "The American Humane Association Pet Care Series," a six-book group of titles for Grades 3-4, continues that worthy tradition. These 48-page books, written by Laura S. Jeffrey, focuses on a different pet animal, including cats and dog. The works' chapter format, easy-to-read text, and inherent high interest help encourage interest and circulation of these American Humane Association-approved texts.

A review of the series may be found School Library Journal's April 2013 edition.

All books in the series, such as Choosing a Cat: How to Choose and Care for a Cat, are available in a library-bound edition directly from Enslow Publishers for $17.95; that price represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for each title in that series. The books are also available in paperback for $7.95 per title from Enslow, your preferred vendor, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. An e-book version is also available; please call Enslow Publishers for more information about ordering our e-books!

March 18, 2013

Saturday is National Puppy Day!

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We know puppies are cute. We also know that those cute puppies grow up to be big dogs, depending on the breed. Even adult small dogs can act as if they are big dogs.

Written for the upper elementary student, this book will help the reader find the right dog for them and their family. Learn about where you can get your puppy (or dog), what to feed it, why your new family member should be trained, and much more.

Other titles in this series include birds, cats, fish, horses. The last title in the series covers hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, mice, and rats. All of these titles are available in both library and paperback versions.

These titles are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, your local bookstore, as well as your preferred vendor.

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November 20, 2012

Brodart's November "Children's and Teen Picks" Include New Enslow Title

Brodart's "Children's and Teen Picks" for November 2012 includes one of our Spring 2013 titles. The book -- Choosing a Hamster, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Ferret, Mouse, or Rat: How to Choose and Care for a Small Mammal (978-0-7660-4082-3) -- is among the titles in Enslow's "The American Humane Association Pet Care Series." Each library-bound, 48-page book in the series is intended for age levels 8-9 and was written by Laura S. Jeffrey.

Brodart's November list features books that, according to Brodart, provide "popular, fun nonfiction topics for kids and teens; it is not curriculum support." For more information and a link to the complete November 2012 "Children's and Teen Picks," click here to go to Brodart's blog "BrodartVibe".

July 12, 2012

Roger Waters On Rock-Opera Tour

Rogers Waters brings his new production of the "The Wall" which he recently performed at Yankee Stadium. The tour runs through July 21. At 68 years old, Mr. Waters uses updated themes from the 1979 Pink Floyd album with current events in this musical production.

About Roger Waters:
Bass guitarist and vocalist George Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943, in Great Bookham, England. He was the youngest of two sons born to Eric Fletcher Waters and his wife, Mary Waters. Eric Fletcher Waters was a member of the British air force fighting in World War II. Just a few months after Roger was born, his father was killed in action in the battle of Anzio, Italy. Mary Waters was a piano teacher. One of her students was Syd Barrett, who became friends with Roger.

Roger reportedly had unhappy experiences at school. He would later call on those experiences to write the lyrics for what would become some of the most memorable Pink Floyd songs. As a teenager, Roger took an interest in music. Yet after graduation from Cambridge High School for Boys, he enrolled at Regent Street Polytechnic School in London in 1962 to study architecture. Waters rented a house from an architecture professor. Barrett, his childhood buddy, was in London studying art. They become roommates for a while. Waters soon grew more interested in music than in architecture, and he often jammed with Barrett and other friends. Waters taught himself bass guitar since Barrett was a better guitarist.

After Barret left Pink Floyd, Waters became the band's main lyricist. His sources of inspiration included the friend he lost to drugs and mental illness, and the heroic father he never knew.

For more about Rogers Waters and the band, Pink Floyd, check our book Pink Floyd: The Rock Band, an unauthorized biography from our Rebels of Rock series. 
FREE Educator Guide can be download. This book is available in library binding and paperback. Check it out today!

December 02, 2010

Happy Birthday Rick Savage

Bass guitarist for the band Def Leppard, Rick Savage is celebrating his 50th birthday today. This founding member is a vocalist, plays keyboards, and the synthesizer for the band as well. He is also an avid soccer fan.

Interested in learning more about Def Leppard? Click here for the library bound version or here for the paperback version.

July 28, 2010

Today would have been the birthday of Pink Floyd's Rick Wright

Rick Wright was an English pianist, keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter, best known for his career with Pink Floyd. He sang background and occasionally lead vocals, as well as wrote significant parts of music for some of Pink Floyd's albums.

March 24, 2010

On this day in 1973

Pink Floyd released their album "Dark Side of the Moon."